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Offline ZG

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2012, 08:25:31 am »
Just think of how much farkle transition it would take.  That would keep you busy for a couple weeks.

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2012, 08:38:53 pm »
I found a new 2010 in Tennessee (Abernathy Cycle, Union City) that was priced at $ 9,540 and no additional fees.  I verified this talking to a salesman over the phone.  The lowest price I could find, but it was 700 miles away. Either way it would have cost me at least $ 500 to get it.   They only had one left, and it is sold now.

The best price in my area is $ 10,850 right now without any other fees (except tax, tag and title).

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2012, 09:05:02 pm »
I found a new 2010 in Tennessee (Abernathy Cycle, Union City) that was priced at $ 9,540 and no additional fees.  I verified this talking to a salesman over the phone.  The lowest price I could find, but it was 700 miles away. Either way it would have cost me at least $ 500 to get it.   They only had one left, and it is sold now.

The best price in my area is $ 10,850 right now without any other fees (except tax, tag and title).

Nice price for sure bro! I demoed one and really liked it, not $17k liked it, but definately $10k liked it!!  :)

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2012, 06:29:19 am »
My local Honda shop still has "THE" VFR1200. I say "THE" since its the same oen that hit the floor in early 2010.  You can see wear marks on the tank from people sitting on it. Price started at 17,500 and keeps falling.  I like the bike and have no idea why it wont sell.  Maybe it looks too much like their cbr 250?

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2012, 05:09:39 pm »
I remember when the first 2010s got on showroom floors and most dealers would not budge from the MSRP price.  Heck, just two short months ago, a local dealer  in Daytona Beach tired to sell me a 2010 demo bike for $ 14,500, insisting what a great deal this was.

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Re: 2012 VFR1200?
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2012, 05:19:07 am »
Why isn't it selling?
The seat is very uncomfortable.
It's ugly, looks like someone took a blowtorch to it.
The gas tank is small, even for a sportsbike.
It's biased too far towards the sport side of the equation so most people who would consider it will buy a CBR1000RR instead.

I know of 2 people who bought one because they were Honda lovers and VFR lovers.
One previously had a VFR800 and the other had two VFR800s (one v-tec, one not).
Both now want rid of their 1200s.
The first is looking at the C14 (he rode mine and commented that it felt like a VFR800 on steroids) and the other is just going back to his 800s.
All my friends who have Blackbirds (CBR1100XX) say they'd rather die than trade down to the VFR1200.

Over here you can buy a used 2010 VFR1200 with sidebags (colour matched) and 5300 miles for 6500UKP ($10,300).
Exactly the same money buys you a 2008 C14 (1400GTR) with 30,000 miles on it.

New the 2012 GTR is 13,300UKP ($21,100) and the 2012 VFR is 12,300UKP ($19,500) without the sidebags.
Yet the GTR is outselling the VFR about 3:1 in the UK which is a seriously sportsbike biased market.

Honda really dropped the ball on this one.
George "Boomer" Garratt
Wickford, UK